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Quotes of the Day

Juiceboxer Chris Hayes bears a resemblance to Harry Potter

A travel writer chills out in Maine

“Chilly, rainy day in Maine = guilt-free afternoon nap *sigh*” — Travel blogger and Poshbrood site creator Elizabeth Thorp in a weekend Facebook update.

One definition of Hell…

“Hell is not other people. Hell is having to listen to recordings of your own ditzy-sounding voice interviewing other people.” — Slate‘s Noreen Malone in a weekend tweet. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, TNR, and the American Prospect.

The Critic takes swipe at Politico

“In otherwise good piece, why does Politico quote unnamed Dems and Repubs trashing other party on downgrade? Plenty are willing on the record.” — The Daily Beast Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz in a weekend Facebook update.

Bardella’s widely varying movie tastes

“Seeing Harry Potter…” wrote The Daily Caller Spokesman Kurt Bardella in a weekend Facebook update. He also wrote, “Watching The Godfather on AMC’s Mob Week.”

Editor heads to pool hall

“Just made a bet at a biker pool hall. Not sure how I ended up at a biker pool hall, but when in a biker bar, do as the bikers do.” — Reason Magazine Associate Editor Mike Riggs in a weekend tweet.

Angry journo gets something off chest

“Hello, jerk store? I found your missing products. They all took jobs as Metrobus drivers. (@unsuckdcmetro)” — WCP‘s Benjamin Freed in a weekend tweet.

Scribe endures a little weekend exercise

“Even more than hangover durations (shockingly enough), 80 miles on the bike now best way to realize you’re not 23 anymore. #everythinghurts” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in a weekend tweet.

Journo writes love note to tourists

“Dear tourists, wite booty shorts + torrential downpours = your jonx on display. Wear underdrawers. Love, DC” – Roll Call‘s John Stanton in a weekend tweet.

He did what?

“Just reorganized my ties. You literally cannot have enough ties.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Chris Peleo-Lazar in a weekend tweet. This came within a hair’s breadth of making “Unnecessary Tweet of the Day” but…it is Washington, ties are prevalent, especially ugly ones, and this is a first-time offense for Peleo-Lazar.

Washington’s “The Situation” on C-SPAN

“I’ll be on C-SPAN’s ‘Washington Journal’ Monday morning from 8 to 8:30 am. Tune in! Start your day off by looking at my mug ;) ” — Human EventsJason Mattera in a weekend tweet.


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The Murdoch Hearings

“If you’re tired of Murdoch Michael Vick testifying to Congress on bill making it crime for adult to bring child to dogfight or be spectator.” — NBC’s Andrea Mitchell in a Tuesday tweet.

“James saying ‘I think it’s a really good question and an important question’ is like the chorus to the verses of his testimony. — Politico media writer Keach Hagey in a Tuesday tweet in regards to James Murdoch‘s testimony before Parliament.

“If you’re waiting for ‘you can’t handle the truth’ level drama from the Murdoch hearings, you haven’t watched enough CSPAN.- Politifact developer Matt Waite in a Tuesday tweet.

“Cameron going before Parliament and being shown on MoJo and American Morning is like political candy to me.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Chris Peleo Lazar in a Wednesday tweet referring to British Prime Minister David Cameron.

“I’m loving Parliament’s reaction to PM Cameron. ‘Yeaaaaaaaaaah’ — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart in a Wednesday morning tweet.

“Watching House of Commons. If the gallery in the House/Senate behaved the way MPs do in Britain they would be thrown out. Can we import?” — CNN White House reporter Brianna Keilar in a Wednesday morning tweet.

Local TV reporter hates to floss

“Um ok I’m lying. I hate to floss.. and I’m married to a dentist so imagine how those night time conversations go.” — WUSA9′s Angie Goff in a Wednesday morning blog post on the importance of flossing.

TV journo hails benefits of green tea

“2:52am…and the two cups of green tea are kicking in. #bouncingoffwalls” — ABC News Correspondent Karen Travers in a middle of the night tweet Wednesday. This morning she wrote, “We have officially reached PB&J time on overnight shift.”

Bio of the Day

Roger Simon: “Chief Political Columnist for Politico: Sometimes in error, but never in doubt.”

The Observer

“In the Bachmann household gayness is ‘curable’ but all the praying in the world won’t stop a determined migraine.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler in a Tuesday tweet. He’s referencing this story by The Daily Caller‘s Jonathan Strong on presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann‘s reportedly debilitating migraine headaches.

Bachmann statement ‘not enough’

“A two-paragraph statement where she says she’s OK is not going to fly. It’s not enough,” GOP consultant Ron Bonjean told Politico in an early morning follow-up story on Bachmann’s headaches. The story cites The Daily Caller in paragraph four for breaking the story. More Bonjean: “This is an issue that is neurological in nature, that affects consciousness and the ability to think clearly.”



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“…Choosing a tie like that — one that’s impossible to ignore — when you’re resigning just suggests one thing: maybe you actually enjoy all this attention. Which means you really are an a–hole, after all.” — Esquire‘s Kurt Soller in a Thursday afternoon Style blog post.

SOUP or SLOP? Thursday’s disgusting-looking Senate Soup of the Day brought to us by The Takeaway’s Capitol Hill radio correspondent Todd Zwillich.

The Weiner scandal goes Dutch

“You can hear ‘gehackt’ as well, meaning hacked.” — A FishbowlDC reader from the Netherlands discussing a Dutch broadcast of the Weiner story in which the understandable words were few and far between. Others included “boxer shorts” and “Weiner” and “Clinton.”

A scribe’s tabloid dream

“I wish Weiner would drive a white Bronco to the press conference.” — TWT op-ed writer Emily Miller in a Thursday tweet.


“Weiner’s presser @ Quentin and E. 10th St… Right near where my cousin used to buy pot.” — Politico White House scribe Glenn Thrush in a Thursday tweet.

Journo Love

“Big congrats to @NorahODonnell, she’ll be only woman to have ‘chief’ in front of WH corr for a major network!” — RealClearPoliticsErin McPike in a Thursday tweet after learning that O’Donnell will the Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News.

Breitbart emotes in Weiner aftermath

“I do feel vindicated on this. …Do I feel sorry for him? Yes. … How can you not feel for a person who has fallen from the highest of the highs in politics to the lowest of the low.” — BigGovernment‘s Andrew Breitbart on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight last night. Breitbart gave CNN’s Dana Bash and Ted Barret a major shout-out for uncovering the truth about the Weiner story.

And now, a professional opinion on this mess…

“From the beginning, I’d been hoping that he would put his personal life ahead of his career. ” – Dr. Drew Pinsky on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” last night.

Blitzer assesses political sex scandals

“This is an equal opportunity kind of stupidity. Both parties are guilty of these kinds of scandals.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “Piers Morgan Tonight” last night.

NJ reporter suffers from Weiner fatigue

“#Weiner called Pelosi and Israel as they attended White House picnic thrown for members of Congress. No hot dog jokes, pls.” — NJ Congressional Reporter Major Garrett in a Thursday tweet.

Is there such a thing as a Weiner snow day?

“If it’s going to be another Weiner day, does that mean the rest of us can chill and watch the Open?” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman in a Thursday tweet.


“Biggest loser in #WeinerGate has to be Cenk Uygur of @TheYoungTurks. He’s wildly unpopular, even inside MSNBC, & now a new host is available.” — Conservative writer and radio host Derek Hunter in a Thursday tweet.

The Critic

“I’m not sure how Fox & Friends can say Anthony Weiner’s seat “may lead to a special election.” It will have to. There isn’t any gray area.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Chris Peleo-Lazar in a Friday morning tweet.

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“Dear grown ass man @ urinal next to me. In the future don’t pull your pants down. That’s [why] the baby jesus made zippers.” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton in a tweet from earlier this week.


NJ Hotline Scribes Get Hammered at Watergate

NJ Hotline scribes who go to work at the crack of dawn have been roughing it at the Watergate these days with what appears to be severe daily hammering and drilling.

“I think the drilling is right over my head now. And it’s not helping the headache I woke up with either,” Hotline House Race Editor Jessica Taylor wrote on Twitter this morning. Her colleague, Chris Peleo-Lazar, a staff writer at The Hotline, is no less ruffled by the noise. “Alright drilling. we’re in a fight and I’m willing to commit a hate crime on you.”

The Watergate has been under construction for almost a year now, but in the past week, they’ve stepped up the early-hour hammering and drilling for two new office spaces. Reid Wilson, Editor-in-Chief of The Hotline, said he now has a bottle of Tylenol next to his ever-present giant bottle of Tums. He remarked to FishbowlDC this morning, “Been construction on various parts of the building for a few months as a few folks on other floors move around (I don’t know who, not NJ-related). The construction guys are very nice and keep the drilling/hammering etc. to non-business hours. The problem, for those of us who come in at 6am, is that non-business hours are our business hours!”

The drilling typically ceases by 9 a.m.